Today it became known that PJSC RussNeft took part in charity programs focusing on promotion of the unique culture and traditional economic activity of the indigenous peoples of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra. 450 thousand rubles have been allocated for the implementation of social projects in 2022, according to the company's press release. The programs also provide for the promotion of the original culture of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, as well as the traditional economic activities of indigenous minorities of the region.
As specified, financial assistance was provided to organizations undertaking the revival, preservation and development of folk arts, traditional crafts, as well as ensuring the preservation and continuity in the development of traditions. Among such organizations are the Inter-Settlement Center of National Crafts and Trades in the Agan rural settlement and the Salvation of Ugra public organization.
The annual indigenous cultural festivals of the North peoples, held in the settlements of the Nizhnevartovsky district, will also receive financial support. Among these holidays are the Day of the Hunter and Reindeer Herder, the Day of Gray Crow Arrival and the Autumn Festival. A professional skills contest for the Ugra Governor`s Cup is held among the reindeer herders of the district.
Representatives of the indigenous peoples of Ugra, including the Khanty and Mansi peoples, have lived in this territory for over 10 centuries. The Khanty population is estimated at 31.5 thousand people, while the number of Mansi is 12.5 thousand.